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Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada • Winter 2010

Indonesia-Pacific
Archipelago: In Person
Featuring one of the world’s regions with
the greatest need for Bible translation.

Special Issue 2011 Calendar


Foreword
Winter 2010 • Volume 28 • Number 4
Word Alive, which takes its name from Hebrews 4:12a, is the official
publication of Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. Its mission is to
inform, inspire and involve the Christian public as partners in the
worldwide Bible translation movement. Making 700 Bibleless Groups Personal
Editor: Dwayne Janke Dwayne Janke
Designer: Laird Salkeld

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Senior Staff Writer: Doug Lockhart
Staff Writers: Janet Seever
his is the third in a series of three calendars highlight-
Staff Photographers: Alan Hood, Natasha Schmale
ing the world’s regions with the greatest need for Bible
Vice President of Communications: Dave Crough
translation. In 2009, we focused on Mainland Asia. This
Word Alive is published four times annually by Wycliffe Bible Translators
past year, we emphasized Central Africa and Nigeria. In
of Canada, 4316 10 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6K3. Copyright 2010 by
Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. Permission to reprint articles and this 2011 calendar, we present images from the remaining highest-
other magazine contents may be obtained by written request to the edi- need region: the Indonesia-Pacific Archipelago.
tor. A donation of $12 annually is suggested to cover the cost of printing Of the 2,250 languages worldwide still needing Bible translation
and mailing the magazine. (Donate online or use the reply form in this
issue.) Printed in Canada by McCallum Printing Group, Edmonton.
to begin, nearly one-third of them—numbering more than 700—
Member: The Canadian Church Press, Evangelical Press Association.
are located in this area, which consists of the nation of Indonesia
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and the Pacific Islands. By the Pacific Islands, we mean Papua New
Guinea (PNG) and the thousands of islands of the southern Pacific
To contact the editor: editor_wam@wycliffe.ca
Ocean, widely scattered along the northern and southern edges of
For address updates: circulation@wycliffe.ca
the equator (see map below).
Note to readers: References to “SIL” are occasionally made in
Word Alive. SIL is a key partner organization, dedicated to training, Two centres of concentration are located in the Indonesia-
language development and research, translation and literacy. Pacific Archipelago. The first is Indonesia, with 340 languages
needing Bible translation. The other is PNG and several other
islands with about 360.
These large language figures represent tens of millions of human
beings without the Scriptures in a language that can speak to their
hearts. But statistics can be dispassionate. To help make these peo-
Wycliffe Canada Vision Statement: A world where translated
Scriptures lead to transformed lives among people of all languages.
ple more personal for you, we are again presenting photographs of
men, women and children from the Indonesia-Pacific Archipelago
Translating Scripture, Transforming Lives
Together with partners worldwide, we serve indigenous people through with each month of this calendar.
language-related ministries, especially Bible translation and literacy. Once again, we hope that you will make
Our goal is to empower local communities to express God’s love in both May God especially this your main home or office calendar,
Word and deed—for personal, social and spiritual transformation.
Wycliffe personnel currently serve globally in more than 1,300 language place the Bibleless tracking important dates and personal
events throughout 2011. And as you do, we
projects for about 936 million people. However, about 2,200 minority
language groups still wait for the power of God working through their language groups of trust it will remind you that there remains
own languages. Wycliffe invites you to participate in this effort through a huge unfinished job in the Indonesia-
prayer, service and funding. the Indonesia-Pacific Pacific Archipelago.
Archipelago on our
Canadian Head Office: 4316 10 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6K3. Phone: Please pray that:
(403) 250-5411 or toll free 1-800-463-1143, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
mountain time. Fax: (403) 250-2623. Email: info@wycliffe.ca • Bible translation will start soon for the
Cover: Photograph by Alan Hood.
hearts in 2011. remaining language groups there.
• Wycliffe and other organizations can
partner with local churches and agencies to finish the task in this
politically, linguistically and geographically challenging region.
• God will supply the required resources—personnel, prayer and
finances—to bring the translated Word, whether in printed or
non-printed form.
May God especially place the Bibleless language groups of the
Indonesia-Pacific Archipelago on our hearts in 2011.

In Others’ Words Editor’s Note: When we published the two previous calendars in this series, some readers
asked why we didn’t give content details with each photo. Because of religious and political
“The Bible, and it alone, with nothing sensitivities on the field, this is not always possible. So, to be consistent, we decided not to
include information for any of the photos. As we continue with the same approach in this
added to it nor taken away from it by issue, we trust you will understand.
man, is the sole and sufficient guide
for each individual, at all times and in
all circumstances.”
—Sir Michael Faraday (1791-1867),
celebrated English chemist, Word Alive • Winter 2010 • wycliffe.ca 2
physicist, discoverer and inventor.
© Greg Schneider / Genesis Photos

© Gary Fong / Genesis Photos

© Alan Hood / Wycliffe Canada


© Alan Hood / Wycliffe Canada

© Dave Crough / Wycliffe Canada


January

© Susan Turner
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday



December

1 2 3 4
The LORD is my shepherd. . . .
He makes me lie down in green
February

1 2 3 4 5
1New
Year’s
Day

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 pastures, he leads me beside quiet 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 waters, he restores my soul. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19


—Psalm 23:1-3
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

26 27 28 29 30 31
January 27 28

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Martin Luther
King Jr. Day
(U.S.)

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31
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February

© Greg Schneider / Genesis Photos


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday


January

1
1 2 3 4 5
2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
St. Valentine’s
Day

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Presidents’
Day (U.S.)

27 28
March
Make it your ambition to lead a
1 2 3 4 5 quiet life . . . and to work with your
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 hands . . . so that your daily life may
win the respect of outsiders. . . .
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
—1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12
20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31
February
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March
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5
February April

1 2 3 4 5 1 2

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

27 28 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Ash Wednesday

13 Daylight Saving
Time Begins
(some exceptions) 14 15 16 17 St. Patrick’s Day

18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
First Day
of Spring

27 28 29 30 31 . . . Let us be thankful, and so


worship God acceptably with
reverence and awe, for our
“God is a consuming fire.”
—Hebrews 12:28, 29

March
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April © Genesis Photos
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2
March May
The mountains melt like wax
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
before the LORD, before the
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Lord of all the earth. . . . and
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 all the peoples see his glory. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 —Psalm 97:5, 6 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

April
27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Palm Good
Sunday Friday

24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Easter Easter
Sunday Monday

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May © Jordon Hill / Genesis Photos
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 Mother’s
Day
9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Victoria Day
(Can.)

29 30 31
Memorial Day April June
Observed (U.S.) Praise the LORD from the earth,
1 2 you . . . stormy winds that do his 1 2 3 4

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 bidding, you mountains and all 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 hills, fruit trees and all cedars. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


—Psalm 148:7-9
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 26 27 28 29 30

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June

© Greg Schneider / Genesis Photos


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4
May
Have mercy on me, O God,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
according to your unfailing love;
. . . Wash away all my iniquity 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

and cleanse me from my sin. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21


 —Psalm 51:1, 2 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

June
29 30 31

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 Flag
Day
(U.S.) 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Father’s First Day of National Day
Day Summer (Qué.)

26 27 28 29 30
July

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31
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July © Alan Hood / Wycliffe Canada
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2
June August Canada
Let them praise his name with Day
1 2 3 4 dancing and make music to 1 2 3 4 5 6

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 him with tambourine and harp. 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


For the LORD . . . crowns the
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
humble with salvation.
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
—Psalm 149:3, 4

July
26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30 31

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Independence
Day (U.S.)

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31
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© Duane Birkey / Genesis Photos
August
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5 6
July Civic Holiday
(Can.—except
1 2 Qué., Nfld., P.E.I.)

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

31

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31
September
“Come, all you who are thirsty . . .
and you who have no money, come, 1 2 3

buy and eat . . . without money and 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


without cost. . . . Hear me, that your
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
soul may live.” —Isaiah 55:1-3
18 19 20 21 22 23 24

August 25 26 27 28 29 30

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September

© Alan Hood / Wycliffe Canada


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3
August
. . . My soul rejoices in my God. For
1 2 3 4 5 6
he has clothed me with garments of
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 salvation and arrayed me in a robe
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 of righteousness. . . .
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 —Isaiah 61:10

September
28 29 30 31

4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Labour
Day

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 First Day
of Autumn
24

25 26 27 28 29 30
October

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

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October

© Alan Hood / Wycliffe Canada


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
September November
“Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs
1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
eat the crumbs that fall from their
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
masters’ table.”  Then Jesus answered,
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 “Woman, you have great faith!” 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 —Matthew 15:27, 28a 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

October
25 26 27 28 29 30 27 28 29 30

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Thanksgiving
Day (Can.)

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31
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November © Daniel Peckham
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 5
October

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Daylight Saving Remembrance Day
Time Ends (some (Can.) • Veterans
exceptions) Day (U.S.) • Wycliffe
World Day of Prayer

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Thanksgiving
Day (U.S.)

27 28 29 30
December

Serve wholeheartedly, 1 2 3
as if you were serving
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
the Lord, not men. . . .
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
—Ephesians 6:7
18 19 20 21 22 23 24

November 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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December © Greg Schneider / Genesis Photos
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3
November January 2012

Jesus declared, “. . . a time is coming
1 2 3 4 5 . . . when the true worshipers will 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

6 7 8 9 10 11 12
worship the Father in spirit and 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
truth, for they are the kind of
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
worshipers the Father seeks.”
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 —John 4:21, 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

December
27 28 29 30 29 30 31

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
First Day
of Winter

25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Christmas Boxing Day
(Can.)

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